The God Who Became Human: A Biblical Theology of Incarnation

Graham Cole

The God Who Became Human: A Biblical Theology of Incarnation
The God Who Became Human: A Biblical Theology of Incarnation

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Seeking an answer to Anselm's timeless question, "Why did God become man?" Graham Cole follows Old Testament themes of preparation, theophany and messianic hope through to the New Testament witness to the divinely foretold event. He concludes with a consideration of the theological and existential implications of the incarnation of God.

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Warren Truesdale September 15, 2017 4 5
I’ve recently grown to love Graham Cole’s work, so if you can get your hands on any of his books, you’ll be better for it. In The God Who Became Human, Cole traces the theme of incarnation throughout the Biblical Story. This is quite the endeavor, because the incarnation of God is not something most scholars see in the OT (Cole agrees that it’s not explicit). He handles these issues well: “The Old Testament expected human agents or even divine agents of the Divine purpose to come to Israel’s aid at some juncture and it’s future… But an incarnate divine-human deliver? On the surface of it there seen then to have been two distinct but unsynthesized lines of expectation–one concerning God and another concerning a human agent–that constituted the mainsprings of Israel’s hope.” [Full Review]

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